Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Meant to Be Mine - Becky Wade
Ty Porter and Celia Park connected in high school as friends, although Celia would have loved more. Given the chance to see Ty show his stuff as a champion bullrider in Las Vegas, Celia finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance that she's always dreamed of, ending up at the cheesiest of Las Vegas wedding chapels. Those dreams are quickly dashed with Ty's first words the morning after, and Celia finds herself alone again, although, not exactly.
While there were aspects of this plot that were foreseeable, I appreciated that the author did stray away from the particular trap of having the girl catch the guy in a situation that looked worse than it was. I appreciated Celia's feistiness and reluctance to allow Ty back in wholeheartedly. Even her struggle with forgiveness felt authentic, and not trite. Forgiving what Ty had done should not have come easily, and it didn't. Uncle Danny, Addie, Ty's family, and other side characters helped round out the story. It looks like this a series, with the first book being about Ty's brother Bo and his wife Meg; I can hope that there will be another book about their brother Jake. This is a family I'd like to read more about!
I give this book 4 stars; I was invested in the characters and sucked into the story of their personal and interpersonal development and healing.
You can find Meant to Be Mine HERE.
You can find Becky Wade's site HERE.
You can like her on FB HERE and follow her fun Pinterest challenges with Katie Ganshert , including one where they tried to replicate this very cover!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.